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1st Grade - Ms. Simundza


All About Me
Hello, my name is Cheri Simundza. This is my first year teaching and I am excited to have your child in my classroom. I live in Ottawa with my husband Austin and my two dogs, Lady and Louie. We are expecting a little girl very soon. My main goal for our classroom is to make sure your child reaches their full potential and has a great year!




Classroom Management
Students will each have a bucket that is hung in our classroom. This is their bucket fillers which means they get a fuzzy each time they show kindness, responsibility, and follow directions throughout the school day. Every Friday, they cash in their fuzzies and receive different coupons based on how many they have. VIP student is now starting this time of year. If they receive a mega fuzzy, they get to be VIP for the following week which includes the VIP seating/basket, line leader for the day, friendly lunch, and show and tell. In order to earn VIP, they have went above and beyond the classroom expectations and showed great behavior throughout the week.


Homework
Students will take home their reading bag that has a reading log and three books that are their reading level. Each night they are expected to read one book. If they read a book, they get to color in the image that is on their reading log. One book equals one image colored in. Our goal is to have all the images colored in by the end of the month so they can receive a fun reward. Our reward now is having Lincoln come in during Daily 5 rotations so they get to take turns reading to her.
Contact Me
The best way to contact me is through ClassDojo. If you have any concerns or questions, please message me. If you do not have access, I can send home the QR code for you to scan and log in. Other ways you can contact me is through email or sending a note in your child's blue take home folder.

Important Reminders
Please make sure your child always has the following when they come to school:

 

1.) Their iPad is fully charged 
2.) Reading bag with their reading books & reading log
3.) Blue take home folder




Teaching since 2022
Credentials 
Bachelor of Psychology from Western Illinois University in 2018
Master of Arts in Teaching from National Louis University in 2022

Contact Information
Phone: 815-434-1250